Compare LGBT Rights in Sri Lanka

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
Legal Index ?
20 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
41 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
24% Good Place
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
6% Good place
30% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1885
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1885
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2014
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
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